Thirteen-year-old Dave Stagetto goes missing, even though his best boyhood friend, Billy, knows something, but keeps it a secret. While the small town of Hadley grieves for a short time, Dave's mother falls deeper into depression to the very core of her soul. She suspects something just does not make sense, but is not sure what. Worse of all, the haunted memories, thought to be discarded with time, emerge twenty years later to everyone's surprise. Childhood relationships change as people grow older, often times in strange and surprising ways. The search for the truth shifts between San Diego, California and Lisbon, Portugal until the terrible secret is unveiled. This is a riveting suspense thriller.